Water Supply Systems Security

by: Larry W. Mays


Abstract: This is a must for engineers, professors, and water utility managers involved in the security of water supply systems. Written by a team of experts, this is the first book to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art coverage of the safety and security of water supply systems. This unique and authoritative compendium presents detailed coverage of the major infrastructure issues in water system security. Topics range from vulnerability assessment to safeguards against cyber threats to hydraulic network analysis for contamination response. Each chapter provides professional guidance on designing, operating, maintaining, and rehabilitating water systems to ensure state-of-the-art and security.Features include: an overview of methodologies for reliability analysis and assessment of vulnerability to terrorist attack and for emergency response planning; monitoring and modeling methods for early warning systems that enhance security; specialized remote monitoring equipment, networks, and optimal location of control and isolation valves; organizational frameworks and procedures for improving the security and safety of water supply systems; options for emergency preparedness, including water supply for nonconventional times and contamination responses; case studies from the field - a reconstruction of historical contamination events; and, security hardware and surveillance systems.
Full details

Book Details

Title: Water Supply Systems Security

Publisher: McGRAW-HILL: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, San Juan, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2004 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ISBN: 9780071425315

Authors:

Larry W. Mays Ph.D., P.E., P.H., is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Arizona State University and former chair of the department. He is the former Director of the Center for Research in Water Resources at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also held an Engineering Foundation Endowed Professorship. A registered professional engineer in seven states and a registered professional hydrologist, he has served as a consultant to many organizations. Professor Mays is the author of Water Resources Engineering (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) and Optimal Control of Hydrosystems (Marcel Dekker, Inc.), coauthor of Applied Hydrology and Hydrosystems Engineering and Management (both from McGraw-Hill), and editor-in-chief of the Water Resources Handbook, Hydraulic Design Handbook, Water Distribution Systems Handbook, Stormwater Collection System Design Handbook, Urban Water Supply Handbook, Urban Water Supply Management Tools, and Urban Stormwater Management Tools (all from McGraw-Hill). He was also the editor-in-chief of the Reliability Analysis of Water Distribution Systems (ASCE) and coeditor of Computer Modeling of Free Surface and Pressurized Flow (Kluwer Academic Publishers). Among his honors include a distinguished alumnus award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999.

Description: This is a must for engineers, professors, and water utility managers involved in the security of water supply systems. Written by a team of experts, this is the first book to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art coverage of the safety and security of water supply systems. This unique and authoritative compendium presents detailed coverage of the major infrastructure issues in water system security. Topics range from vulnerability assessment to safeguards against cyber threats to hydraulic network analysis for contamination response. Each chapter provides professional guidance on designing, operating, maintaining, and rehabilitating water systems to ensure state-of-the-art and security.Features include: an overview of methodologies for reliability analysis and assessment of vulnerability to terrorist attack and for emergency response planning; monitoring and modeling methods for early warning systems that enhance security; specialized remote monitoring equipment, networks, and optimal location of control and isolation valves; organizational frameworks and procedures for improving the security and safety of water supply systems; options for emergency preparedness, including water supply for nonconventional times and contamination responses; case studies from the field - a reconstruction of historical contamination events; and, security hardware and surveillance systems.